Parliament sets next Monday as a date to complete the vote on the electoral law {expanded}

Editing Date: 12/18/2019 23:46

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The House of Representatives held its twenty-third session, headed by Muhammad al-Halbousi, Speaker of the Council, today Wednesday ‌ 18/12/2019, and in the presence of 207 deputies to complete the vote on the Parliamentary Elections Law, while a day was set Next Monday is the date for voting on the bill.

A statement by the council, {Al Furat News}, received a copy of it, saying that “at the beginning of the session, Al-Halbousi announced the submission of a request by 50 deputies to re-vote on the clause relating to dual nationals, as well as receiving a request by the Presidency of the Council with a request from MP Kawah Muhammad accompanied by the signature of 61 deputies in order to postpone Voting on articles 15 and 16 of the Parliament’s election law to complete discussions about them. Al-

Halbousi indicated that there is a technical and political side in the request to postpone articles 15 and 16 in the parliamentary elections bill, noting the need to resolve the issue of electoral districts and the quota for women, stressing that the draft law needs To see clear away from Of diligence.

He indicated that the House of Representatives will approve the consensus between the parliamentary blocs or will go toward voting on the options presented in the event of failure to reach an agreement, calling on the Legal Committee to address what is related to the multiple constituencies by setting a schedule or submitting two proposals for voting to be agreed upon and in the event that they do not obtain the votes The council will proceed with the presentation of the other five proposals.

After deliberations on the Parliamentary Elections Bill, approval for the postponement of Article 15 of the bill was not obtained after 71 deputies out of 207 deputies voted in favor of the postponement.

Then Al-Halbousi announced, after the impeachment of the quorum of the session, the completion of voting on the draft law in a session on Monday evening, without postponing any article in it.

And it was decided to adjourn the session to next Monday 12/23/2019


Urgent the document .. The Tahrir Square protestors announce five candidates for prime minister

Editing Date: 12/19/2019 15:20

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Tahrir Square protestors announced five candidates to become prime minister in the interim transitional government.

The names of the nominees included, according to a statement of the sit-in, which the {Euphrates News Agency} received.

The statement testified to the candidates of “integrity, expertise and justice,” noting that the nomination came after “taking approval, acceptance and commitment from them to integrity, sincerity and commitment to serve Iraq and the people of the land.”

It is noteworthy that the President of the Republic, Barham Saleh, is discussing today with the political blocs a study of a number of candidates to head the government before the constitutional deadline to fill the post that ends tomorrow, Thursday, has ended.

Legal expert: There is no constitutional objection to appointing a resigning minister as prime minister

Baghdad / Obelisk: Legal expert Tareq Harb said, on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, that the appointment of a resigned minister by virtue of the resignation of his prime minister is legal and constitutional to form a new government.

The legal expert said in an exclusive interview with the obelisk, that “there is no legal or constitutional impediment preventing the appointment of a resigned minister by virtue of the resignation of his prime minister to form a new government.”

He added, “There is no legal or constitutional impediment that prevents the minister from being assigned, even if he is not resigning and exercising his duties, there is no such constitutional or legal prohibition.”

The Construction Alliance had held a meeting in the presence of the leaders of Al-Fateh and the rule of law, and Minister of Higher Education Qusay Al-Suhail, to present the latter to the President of the Republic as a candidate for construction for the post of Presidency of the Council of Ministers.


Source: The President of the Republic presents to the blocs today candidates for the presidency of the government

Editing Date: 12/18/2019 12:26

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} A political source said today, Wednesday, that the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, does not want to receive the powers of the Prime Minister during the constitutional vacuum period, after the resignation of Adel Abdul Mahdi.

He said in a press statement, “Saleh is currently seeking to present candidates for prime minister through the meeting he will hold today with leaders of political blocs,” noting: “Even if he entered Iraq in a constitutional vacuum, he will not receive the powers of the prime minister.”

The resigned prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, announced on Tuesday that his government will continue to conduct business until the formation of a new government.

It is noteworthy that Abdul-Mahdi lifted his resignation from his position to the House of Representatives on the fourth of this month, in response to the demands of the demonstrators and the religious authority in the country.